This was on the back page of today’s Metro New York (a free daily paper):
There’s been a lot of talk about writers making more money off of in-person appearances as revenue from the actual sale of books declines, but this is the first time I’ve seen such an emphatic portrayal of writers as professional performers. There is absolutely nothing to distinguish this from any number of ads for concerts, solo shows, etc.
Oh wait, yes there is: tickets are $5, or about 10% of what they would be for any other comparable performance at Lincoln Center.
So much for performance as a source of revenue!